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View Poll Results: The average Midwesterner fits better in
The Northeast 56 40.58%
The South 82 59.42%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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People aren't like little statues you can put in your pocket, and set them where you think they'll fit best. They aren't pieces on a chessboard. They don't all talk the same, think the same, or act the same. I just thought I'd throw that out there, because what you're asking of people, presumes this.
Exactly.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:39 PM
 
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That's why I said average. Your average Midwesterner is not that different from anybody average in the Northeast. Be it ethnically, politically, culturally, or even linguistically.
What average Midwestern, from what city/state? What part of the NE are they moving to? Same thing with a Midwesterner moving to the south, that are far too many variables to say one person wouldn't standout more in what region. All of these regions are diverse enough to the point that two "average" people that live in the same house could standout in a region where the other person wouldn't and vise versa.

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Old 06-02-2017, 06:51 PM
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The south since midwesterners are Donald Trump people.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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The south since midwesterners are Donald Trump people.
Such a well thought-out response. Impressive. Your bias is showing.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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The south since midwesterners are Donald Trump people.
Lots of people are Donald Trump people no matter the region. He did win a lot of unexpected counties.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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What average Midwestern, from what city/state? What part of the NE are they moving to? Same thing with a Midwesterner moving to the south, that are far too many variables to say one person wouldn't standout more in what region. All of these regions are diverse enough to the point that two "average" people that live in the same house could standout in a region where the other person wouldn't and vise versa.
Pick someone who would demographically fit within the average of a person in their region and the point of it is that individual people aren't the discussion here.
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:23 AM
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Also, someone keeps bringing up Black people. But, even if we just use Whites as an example, Midwestern Whites are a lot more like Northeastern ones even down to their appearance. You don't see tons of European diversity in the South like you do up North. Some Illinois or Michigan Polish or Italian person wouldn't even *look* like most Southern Whites.
You sound like you've never been in the south, lol. I'll be sure to tell my Kids their Italian heritage means they must have stood out to their friends and classmates while they were growing. SMH

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Also it seems like people miss the fact that Midwesterners would immediately stand out as being not local in the South. No Northeastern native would honestly notice a Midwestern person as a non local unless they asked.
And that, seriously? Nobody is going to notice a midwestern person as different until they open their mouths, whether they are in the north or south. It's not like you can tell just by looking, although you apparently think so. Newsflash for you, I'm in a tourist area, people from all over the country come here, you cannot tell where someone is from just by looking, it's only when they start talking that the accent and word choices give it away.
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Okay, after some consideration, I think an argument for the South is that there are about 55-60 million people in the Northeast, and about 20 million of them live in the New York City area. This would make the median Northeast experience to be somewhere like suburban Boston or Philadelphia, which are metro areas of about 6-7 million. I would think that for the Midwest and the South, the median would be considerably smaller, like metros around 1-2 million or so.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:24 PM
 
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This fully depends on where in the Midwest you're talking about.

The Upper Midwest is vastly different from the Lower Midwest. States like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were settled by Puritan New Englanders.
Michigan was settled by the French.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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Michigan was settled by the French.
And also by people from New England and New York. That's like saying that the Spanish settled Louisiana but not the French.

Here's the thing: a lot of this country has been routinely disputed. Michigan's culture however doesn't have much undertone of French influence. It DOES have influence of people from Upstate New York on the other hand.
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